Accreditations

We are a founding member of EnglishUK (formerly known as ARELS) and have been continuously accredited ever since the very first inspection scheme started in 1957. We are regularly inspected by the British Council and by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. We are also members of Quality English and IALC – both of them international organisations guaranteeing quality and standards.

Our London and Canterbury centres are independently accredited.

London

Our London centres have accreditations and memberships listed below.

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Accreditations:

British Council    LSE is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English as a foreign language. To obtain accreditation, the school must comply with strict regulations relating to school premises and facilities, teacher qualifications, teaching quality, administration and welfare. We are regularly visited by their inspectors.

After our most recent inspection the British Council summarised their report as follows:

The British Council inspected and accredited the London School of English in June 2011. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching and welfare and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see www.britishcouncil.org/accreditation for details).

This private language school offers courses in general, academic and professional English for adults.

Points of excellence were noted in:

  • general management
  • premises
  • academic resources
  • teachers' qualifications
  • academic management
  • teaching
  • pastoral care 
  • accommodation

The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme.

Memberships:

English UKThe London School of English is a founder member of EnglishUK, the successor to ARELS - the Association of Recognised English Language Services - and follows the EnglishUK Code of Practice.

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Quality English   Quality English is a quality brand for leading independent English language schools. QE English language schools provide high-quality English language training in English-speaking countries. Run by directors and staff who care about education and the individual needs of their students, QE schools offer a high degree of personal service and individual attention. For business, career or leisure, Quality English independent English language schools offer the very best of English language training.

For further information, visit the Quality English website.

Click here for a list of all the Quality English Schools.

IALCThe International Association of Language Centres is a network of private, independent language schools that specialise in teaching the language of their country. The IALC network includes some of the leading private language centres in the world and is growing steadily. The IALC Quality Scheme and Code of Ethics ensure that IALC schools are among the most professional and successful in their field.

Visit the IALC website.

Canterbury

Our Canterbury centre has accreditations and memberships listed below.

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Accreditations:

British Council   The London School of English Canterbury (previously trading as Canterbury Language Trading) is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English as a foreign language. To obtain accreditation, the school must comply with strict regulations relating to school premises and facilities, teacher qualifications, teaching quality, administration and welfare. We are regularly visited by their inspectors.

After our most recent inspection the British Council summarised their report as follows:

The British Council inspected and accredited Canterbury Language Training in November. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching and welfare and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see www.britishcouncil.org/accreditation for details).

This private language school offers professional English for adults.

Points of excellence were noted in course design and aspects of welfare.

The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme.

Memberships:

English UK  The London School of English Canterbury is a  member of EnglishUK - and follows the EnglishUK Code of Practice.

Click here to visit the English UK website.

Quality English   Quality English is a quality brand for leading independent English language schools. QE English language schools provide high-quality English language training in English-speaking countries. Run by directors and staff who care about education and the individual needs of their students, QE schools offer a high degree of personal service and individual attention. For business, career or leisure, Quality English independent English language schools offer the very best of English language training.

For further information, visit the Quality English website.

Click here for a list of all the Quality English Schools.

IALC    The International Association of Language Centres is a network of private, independent language schools that specialise in teaching the language of their country. The IALC network includes some of the leading private language centres in the world and is growing steadily. The IALC Quality Scheme and Code of Ethics ensure that IALC schools are among the most professional and successful in their field.

Visit the IALC website.


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